Compendium of Acrylic Painting Techniques

Compendium of Acrylic Painting

Aimed at all painters, from beginners to the more experienced, this book is packed with expert advice on all aspects of acrylic painting: what to do, and what not to do. Learn how to choose and mix colors, and create a multitude of effects using only one set of tubes. Discover how to make your own equipment, set up a "studio" space, and use household materials to save money. Beginners can follow processes stage-by-stage, while more experienced artists can dip in and out for help with specific problems. A unique section on how to develop your art and take it to a wider public is full of professional secrets which can bring you success much more quickly. Try it and Fix it panels placed throughout the book suggest ways of practicing and developing new skills, and avoiding or correcting common painting errors.

  • ASIN: 1782210458
  • UPC: 884722262171

Learn to Paint in Acrylics with 50 Small Paintings: Pick up the skills * Put on the paint * Hang up your art

Learn to Paint in Acrylics with 50 Small

Learn all you need to know about acrylic painting as you create 50 stunning mini paintings. Following an overview of painting fundamentals, illustrated step-by-step instructions accompanied by lessons on specific techniques lead your way. This unique book is a complete course in acrylic painting, built up from key techniques. As you progress through the sections of the book, the author demonstrates each technique with the creation of a mini painting, measuring 5-inches squared. So by the time you have worked right through to the end, you will have an amazing collection of 50 mini paintings—on board, paper, or canvas—that will be a testament to your skill and creativity. The subject matter for these squares varies from abstracts and simple color-mixing exercises, through to figurative subjects: a flower, a sunset, a busy street scene—and many more. These can be mounted, exhibited, or simply collected in a portfolio, or given away as gifts for friends to cherish. If you are coming to acrylics for the first time, or keen to improve your skills and sometimes daunted by the thought of filling a large empty canvas or blank piece of board, this is your ideal guide. Instead, it will free you from creative hang-ups and replace them with an addictive desire to create that next 5-...

  • Brand: Nelson Mark Daniel
  • ASIN: 1631590561

Portraits & Women: the Painterly and the Beautiful

Portraits & Women: the Painterly and the

p>80 of the finest painterly portraits of women ever made, carefully selected from the Old Masters to the 19th and 20th centuries. Accompanied by select details on each work to view, study and be inspired by.Including works by:Velazquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Frans Hals,Goya, Delacroix, Corot, FragonardManet, Degas, Berthe Morisot, Toulouse-Lautrec, Monet, RenoirWhistler, Cecilia Beaux, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt ChaseJoaquin Sorolla, Robert Henri, Sir John Lavery (cover)Plus more great artists to discoverPainterly portraits of womenI organized 80 portraits of women from the Old Masters to the early 20th century as outstanding examples of the painterly portrait, beautiful in both brushwork and subject. These paintings often turned out to be zenith moments in what these artists were trying to do with their art. Sometimes even going full supernova on art history in the cases of Velazquez, Rembrandt and Vermeer. These works show how these different painters were in fact similar. By the way they all accessed the full power of paint, brushwork and color in bringing their portraits to life. Showcasing the unique magnificence that can be achieved with the painterly portrait.The ideaAs you can tell, I have always felt painterly p...

  • ASIN: B07KX8R8CB

The Complete Book of Floorcloths: Designs & Techniques for Painting Great-Looking Canvas Rugs

The Complete Book of Floorcloths: Designs & Techniques

With complete instructions for a score of techniques; and with ten complete projects, each shown in colour and featuring step-by-step drawings, this book shows you how to make colourful and useful floorcloths, that can be designed to fit any decor.

  • Brand: Brand: Sterling
  • ASIN: 1887374191

Daily Painting: Paint Small and Often To Become a More Creative, Productive, and Successful Artist

Daily Painting: Paint Small and Often To Become

A unique system for jump-starting artistic creativity, encouraging experimentation and growth, and increasing sales for artists of all levels, from novices to professionals.   Have you landed in a frustrating rut? Are you having trouble selling paintings in galleries, getting bogged down by projects you can’t seem to finish or abandon, or finding excuses to avoid working in the studio? Author Carol Marine knows exactly how you feel—she herself suffered from painter’s block, until she discovered “daily painting.” The idea is simple: do art (usually small) often (how often is up to you), and if you’d like, post and sell it online. Soon you’ll find that your block dissolves and you’re painting work you love—and more of it than you ever thought possible! With her encouraging tone and useful exercises, Marine teaches you to: -Master composition and value -Become confident in any medium including oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolors, and other media -Choose subjects wisely -Stay fresh and loose -Photograph, post, and sell your art online -Become connected to the growing movement of daily painters around the world

  • Brand: Unknown

Artist Toolbox: Surfaces & Supports: A practical guide to drawing and painting surfaces -- from canvas and paper to textiles and woods

Artist Toolbox: Surfaces & Supports: A practical guide

Artist Toolbox: Surfaces & Supports explores a wide range of drawing and painting surfaces and the unique effects they have on a variety of media. The surface you draw or paint on impacts everything in your artwork, from its texture and brightness to color and durability. Artist Toolbox: Surfaces & Supports covers the drawing and painting surfaces and supports that all artists should know. With this art book, you'll learn the basics and finer points of working on: CanvasPaperPanelsTextilesMetalGlassStone You'll also learn useful tips and techniques for preparing supports to receive media, see how to work with different media on each support, and discover the most effective way to protect your finished artwork.Artist Toolbox: Surfaces & Supports is packed with visual examples, step-by-step tutorials, and demonstrations on the practical aspects of working with graphite and colored pencils;charcoal and pastel;and watercolor, acrylic, and oilpaints. With this reference guide that no artist's library should be without, you can also learn how each support will take a medium. The Artist Toolbox series presents practical reference guides designed for beginning artists interested in fully understanding the focus and function of essential art tools of the trade.

  • ASIN: 1633226085

Darice Canvas Paper Tablet (15 Sheets) - 9"x12" Textured Paper to Practice Oil and Acrylic Painting Techniques - Acid-Free, Heavy Weight, Medium Surface - Feel of Real Canvas Without the Higher Price

Darice Canvas Paper Tablet (15 Sheets) - 9"x12"

Perfect your painting technique inexpensively with this 15 sheet tablet of canvas paper. Textured paper gives you the look and feel of canvas without the higher price. Paper is acid free, heavy weight and has medium surface, perfect for practicing oil and acrylic painting techniques. Measures 9-Inch by 12-Inch (22.86 centimeters by 30.48 centimeters).

  • Color: White
  • Brand: Darice
  • UPC: 745176227263

Sea & Sky in Acrylics: Techniques & Inspiration

Sea & Sky in Acrylics: Techniques &

Dave White introduces the simple but effective techniques that he uses to paint stunning, dramatic seascapes with beautiful and realistic skies. He demonstrates spattering, blending backgrounds, painting horizons, finger painting clouds and foam. There is expert advice on the anatomy of waves and how they rise and collapse, creating ripples, surf, foam and spray. Clear instructions show how to paint effective reflections and beaches to improve your seascapes. The sky section shows effective techniques for painting all types of cloud, with some innovative methods such as tipping up the surface to let dilute paint run, to create cirrus clouds. Dave's method of creating depth in sea, beach and sky using lines projected from the vanishing point will radically improve readers' seascapes. There is a section of moods and sunsets full of beautiful, dramatic examples. Finally three step by step projects show how to paint a beach panorama with a rolling wave, a spectacular sunset over a calm sea and waves crashing on rocks.

  • ASIN: 1782210679

The Art of Paint Pouring: Tips, techniques, and step-by-step instructions for creating colorful poured art in acrylic

The Art of Paint Pouring: Tips, techniques, and

Learn the creative, innovative technique of making art by pouring paint with The Art of Paint Pouring! Featuring easy step-by-step projects, practical tips, and beautiful art from an established paint-pouring expert, this book will help artists of any skill level make colorful, textured art by pouring acrylic paint onto a canvas.   There are many techniques for making poured art, and this book details them all. You will learn to swipe, pour, and more using the manyhow-to projects provided in this book. Also included are chapters on the following: tools and materials, including affordable options for items that will help you create poured art; basic color theory and how to choose paint colors that will create pleasing mixtures; eye-catching full-page artwork; tips for creating the paint consistency that you want; and instructions for keeping your work area clean, even while working with a potentially messy technique.   Written and illustrated by a well-recognized paint-pouring artist, The Art of Paint Pouring is a comprehensive reference that eliminates the need to search online for multiple videos that you would continually have to pause and re-watch. If you are new to paint pouring, you will love the beginners’ tips and instructions that allow anyone to master this conte...

  • ASIN: 1633227375

Oil Painting Techniques and Materials (Dover Art Instruction)

Oil Painting Techniques and Materials (Dover Art

"In any exhibition of amateur work . . . it is not at all unusual to find many charming water-colour drawings, but . . . it is very rarely that the work in the oil medium is anything but dull, dead, and lacking in all vitality and charm." — Harold SpeedSuch provocative assertions are characteristic of this stimulating and informative guide, written in a highly personal and unique style by a noted painter and teacher. Brimming with pertinent insights into the technical aspects and painting in oils, it is also designed to help students perfect powers of observation and expression.Harold Speed has distilled years of painting and pedagogical experience into an expert instructional program covering painting technique, painting from life, materials (paints, varnishes, oils and mediums, grounds, etc.), a painter's training, and more. Especially instructive is his extensive and perceptive discussion of form, tone, and color, and a fascinating series of detailed "Notes" analyzing the painting styles of Velasquez, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Franz Hals, and Rembrandt.Nearly 70 photographs and drawings illustrate the text, among them prehistoric cave paintings, diagrams of tonal values, stages of portrait painting, and reproductions of masterpieces by Giotto, Vermeer, Ingres, Rembrandt, Titi...

  • ASIN: B008U9TCAM

Bold Expressive Painting: Painting Techniques for Still Lifes, Florals and Landscapes in Mixed Media

Bold Expressive Painting: Painting Techniques for Still Lifes,

Loosen up and nurture your colorful spontaneous expression!Bold Expressive Painting offers the fresh approach you're been looking for. Through step-by-step projects, learn to paint traditional subjects--still lifes, florals and landscapes--in a loose, modern and sometimes whimsical way. Working in acrylic or oil, you will learn the expressive approach to creating personal work that reflect your emotions and passions using techniques such as gesture painting, negative shape painting, and intuitive painting.In addition to 10 stepped-out projects you'll also learn:Methods of handling vibrant color, creating a personal palette and trying out new composition formatsWays to develop innovative compositions by incorporating personal symbols and imageryHow to breath exciting new life into previous workTechniques for working with collage, stencils, stamps and monoprintingRelease realism and embrace a colorful and new personal, expressionist style!

  • Brand: North Light Books
  • ASIN: 1440338604
  • UPC: 035313661952

Painting in Acrylics: The Indispensable Guide

Painting in Acrylics: The Indispensable

The technical secrets of a professional painter for the best results and more room for creativity. Painting in Acrylics: The Indispensable Guide provides comprehensive guidance for painters of all experience. Realist painter Lorena Kloosterboer, known for her exceptional technical skill, starts with the basics and progresses to advanced techniques and professional practice. The topics include: About Acrylic Paint -- Types of acrylics, comparative advantages, how to read a paint label, using mediums and additives, gesso and varnish Materials and Equipment -- Art supply shopping, palettes, masking, special effects tools, brushes, knives and shapers, airbrush, supports, surface preparation, the studio The Foundation -- Color theory, mixing colors, size and dimensions, order of work, using references, transferring images, painting whites, grays and blacks Techniques -- Underpainting, washes, wet in wet, adding salt and alcohol, blending, dry brush and scumbling, pouring, masking and stenciling, grisaille, glazing, impasto, sgraffito, spattering, sponging, stamping, decalcomania, airbrushing Surface and Form -- Still life, wood, glass, metals, fabric, paper, flowers and leaves, portrait, skin, hair, animals, feathers, landscape, water, clouds, shrubs and trees, stone and ...

  • ASIN: 1770854088

PHOENIX Pre Stretched Canvas for Painting - 8x10 Inch / 10 Pack - 5/8 Inch Profile of Super Value Pack for Oil & Acrylic Paint

PHOENIX Pre Stretched Canvas for Painting - 8x10

These super value packs of canvas are great for quick studies, practice and classroom or high volume use. The cotton is primed with acid-free acrylic titanium gesso and back-stapled to 5/8" profile. It is ready for use with all acrylic paints, oil paints, and other painting media. Produced by Phoenix - the largest and most professional manufacturer of artist canvas in the world with over 20 years experiences serving artist worldwide.

  • Color: White
  • Brand: PHOENIX
  • UPC: 600607135855

Mark Rothko: The Works on Canvas

Mark Rothko: The Works on

Originally published in 1998 and still in print, this quintessential volume presents an overview of Mark Rothko’s stunning corpus of paintings on canvas and panel. With all works reproduced in color, the book includes the images for which Rothko is most famous—the large, hypnotic, poignant fields of color—along with almost 400 additional paintings that are far less well known and reveal an artist who was attuned by turns to realism, expressionism, surrealism, and the avant-garde issues of his era."Far and away the best monograph ever written on Rothko."—Yve-Alain Bois, Artforum

  • ASIN: 0300074891

Painting Watercolours on Canvas

Painting Watercolours on

Painting on canvas poses many exciting opportunities for the artist.  Along with the immediacy, vibrancy, and unpredictability of watercolors, it is a liberating and creative process.  This practical book explains how to start painting with watercolors on canvas and goes on to encourage new style and experimentation.  It gives step-by-step demonstrations on different techniques to achieve loose, dynamic images.  It is a beautiful and passionate account of how to work on a non-traditional surface to achieve striking and innovative paintings.

  • Brand: Crowood Press
  • ASIN: 1785005898
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